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Spring AMQP 1.0 for Java Goes GA!

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Virgo 3.0 and Gemini Web 2.0 released.

Spring AMQP 1.0 for Java Goes GA!

The first GA release of Spring AMQP has been announced. This project applies Spring concepts to the development of AMQP-based messaging solutions, providing support for Message-driven POJOs, and a template as a high-level abstraction for sending and receiving messages. More information on the Spring AMQP 1.0 GA for Java release, is available at the Spring AMQP webpage.


New Releases of Virgo and Gemini Web

Virgo 3.0 has been released. In this release, the integration with EclipseRT technologies has been improved, through the creation of a Jetty variant of the Virgo web server. Version 3.0 also switches from Felix, to Equinox implementations of some OSGi services. More information on the 3.0 release is available at the Release Notes. Virgo 3.5 will focus on integration with p2.

A new release of Gemini Web has also been made available. Gemini Web 2.0 passes the OSGi Web Applications compliance tests, and will now replace SpringSource OSGi Web Container as the OSGi Web App reference implementation. Gemini Web also upgrades to Tomcat version 7.0.12, and adds support for the latest JavaServer Pages, Java Servlet, and Expression Language specifications. More information is available at the Release Notes.


Java SE 6 Update Adds Firefox 5 Certification

A new update of Java SE 6 has been released. Java SE 6 update 27 adds certification for Firefox 5, and a new property for SunMSCAPI provider. Java SE 6u27 does not add fixes for security vulnerabilities, meaning that Java SE 6u26 users do not need to upgrade to 6u27 to be up to date on security fixes. A full list of the bug fixes, is available from the Oracle website.


Play Framework 1.2.3 Released

A new release of the Play framework is available. Version 1.2.3 adds the OnApplicationStop annotation, and allows the Play configuration to read environment variables. The documentation has also been updated with a how-to for writing checks, and a description of support/directory tools for Eclipse, vim and Textmate.

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